MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County Sheriff John A. Kemler, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in the National Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Residents can safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medicines by bringing them to the parking lot in front of the Mercer County Administration Building, 640 South Broad St., Trenton, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This safe-disposal program helps keep prescription drugs from falling into the hands of those who might make them available for abuse, and prevents them from being flushed into the water supply or thrown into the trash where they could contaminate the environment.

During the five previous Take-Back events, DEA, in conjunction with state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications that were removed from circulation.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at (609) 989-6111 or visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.